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Your Academic
Liaison Librarians

The Academic Services Team provides support, teaching and training to students in information and digital literacy, and in how to get the most from library resources.

A photo of the Academic Services Team (as of 2018/19)

Your Academic Liaison Librarians can help you with: 

  • Referencing and Reference management
  • Finding and evaluating specialist resources, literature, evidence and information
  • Accessibility support for library resources


Cath Bell

  • Design; Drama, Theatre and Dance; Fine Art, Photography and Illustration; Media Production; Music; Music Production

T: 01904 876 908

Cath is currently unavailable. For tutorials, please book in with one of the other librarians below.


Rachel Hogg

  • Criminology; Law; Policing; Sociology

T: 01904 876 699

Mon to Wed 9:00am–5:00pm / Thu 9:00am–12:30pm

Book a tutorial with Rachel


Katherine Hughes

  • Computer Sciences; Creative Writing; Data Science; English Literature; Geography; Languages, Linguistics and TESOL; Media and Film Studies; Religion and Philosophy, Liberal Arts Foundation Year

T: 01904 876 228

Mon to Fri 9:00am–5:00pm

Book a tutorial with Katherine


Clare McCluskey-Dean

  • American Studies; Education, Children, Counselling Foundation Year; History; Initial Teacher Education; International Relations; Politics; Postgraduate Courses in Education and Social Work; Undergraduate Courses in Childhood, Youth and Education; War Studies

T: 01904 876 324

Mon to Fri 9:30am–5:30pm

Book a tutorial with Clare


Jane Munks

  • Business; Psychology; Counselling

T: 01904 876 105

Mon to Fri 9:00am–5:00pm

Book a tutorial with Jane


Ruth Patterson

  • Biomedical Science; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Sport

T: 01904 876 424

Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:30am–2:30pm / Tuesday to Wednesday 9:30am–5:00pm

Book a tutorial with Ruth

Study Skills

Do you need help with essay writing or critical thinking? Having trouble with an assignment? Want to reflect on assessment feedback?

We provide guidance on searching and evaluating resources, academic writing and referencing. You can use our range of self-help resources or book a workshop or tutorial with the study development team.

Key Resources

Our Special Collections include the York St John University Historical Archive, the Rees-Williams Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Books.

Our Historical Archives date from 1812 and can be consulted by appointment by emailing

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